Opposition MPs table motion of no-confidence in Interior Minister Golubeva

Published date12 May 2022
Publication titleLETA

RIGA, May 12 (LETA) - A group of opposition lawmakers on Thursday tabled a draft resolution calling for a vote of no-confidence in Interior Minister Marija Golubeva (Development/For) over her alleged incompetence and inability to assess risks.

The draft proposal has been submitted by Aldis Gobzems (For Him and Her), Karina Sprude (For Him and Her), Ramona Petravica, Maris Mozvillo (For a Humane Latvia) and Ralfs Nemiro, as well as independent lawmakers Julija Stepanenko, Lubova Svecova, Eriks Pucens (Republic), Kaspars Girgens (Republic) and Inguna Ribena.

The opposition MPs assume that in line with the timeframe stipulated in the Saeima Rules of Procedure, the parliament might vote on no-confidence in Golubeva next Thursday, May 19.

The opposition lawmakers argue that the "interior minister has failed to assess possible provocations and likely security risks" and that the no-confidence motion is being proposed because of Golubeva's "evident and total incompetence".

s reported, the National Alliance's Saeima group and board will demand that Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) fire Interior Minister Marija Golubeva (Development/For) following the events at the monument to Soviet soldiers in Riga's Pardaugava on May 9 and 10, as the alliance's representative Laima Melkina told LETA.

If Karins and coalition partners do not take into account the National Alliance's opinion, the party will have to quit the ruling coalition and recall its ministers from the government, the National Alliance said in a statement.

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